Awarded: November 1939

Blazon: In front of a Saltire Argent fimbriated Azure a Thistle slipped and leaved proper.

Link: The badge is similar to that of the Cameron Highlanders, one of whose officers commanded the squadron at one time.

Motto: United in effort.

History: Formed Catterick 15 May 1916. Disbanded Brize Norton 14 September 1976.

Sponsored by Ivon Nigel Moore and dedicated to all who served with No 53 Squadron.

 

Battle Honours: 1. Western Front 1916-18. 2. Messines 1917. 3. Ypres 1917. 4. Dunkirk. 5. Fortress Europe 1940-41. 6. Biscay Ports 1941-42. 7. Atlantic 1941-45. 8. Normandy 1944. 9. France & Low Countries 1939-40. 10. Invasion Ports 1940. 11. Channel & North Sea 1940-44. 12 Biscay 1941-44.

Further Reading …

United in Effort, 53 Squadron

Jock Manson

Air Britain, 1997

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